Make it Sharp

Sharpening 101.1 – An Introduction


Good morning, everyone.

I’ve been spending a lot of time out in my shop, making small pieces of wood out of larger ones, and spending a significant amount of time doing one of my least favorite chores: sharpening tools. It’s a vital part of any task that involves using edged tools, whether you are doing woodworking or cooking, but it’s rarely any fun and it’s something that you want to be done with as soon as possible. So as I was mindlessly grinding away, my hands painfully cramped around the parting tool I was honing on a diamond stone, and my back screaming in pain, I thought, “Good lord but I’m having a magnificent time! I surely wish that I could share the glamour and excitement of this experience with those keyboard pounders on the AT site.”

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